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Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Kilo maintaining its eye
Typhoon Kilo continues to thrive in the Northwestern Pacific and imagery from NASA's Terra satellite late on Sept. 7 showed that the storm still maintained a clear eye.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Etau approaching Japan
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean early on Sept. 8 and captured an image of newborn Tropical Storm Etau approaching Japan.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Clemson University researchers land $970,000 to develop clean water technology
A research team in Clemson University's College of Engineering and Science has received $970,000 to create new technology that could play a key role in providing safe water to a planet where one in six people still do not have access to it. Researchers will work toward developing the world's first computer models capable of testing the chemical coatings and geometric designs on membranes without having to create a prototype in the lab.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sapna Sarupria
ssarupr@g.clemson.edu
864-656-3258
Clemson University

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Biology Letters
Ocean acidification weighing heavily upon marine algae
Ocean acidification can weaken algal skeletons, reducing their performance and impacting upon marine biodiversity, say scientists in a new research paper published this week.
European Union

Contact: Andrew Merrington
andrew.merrington@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8003
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Delayed effects of oil spill compromise long-term fish survival
For 25 years, methodical research by scientists has investigated the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 on Alaskan communities and ecosystems. A new study released today into the effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska shows that embryonic salmon and herring exposed to very low levels of crude oil can develop hidden heart defects that compromise their later survival, indicating that the spill may have had much greater impacts on spawning fish than previously recognized.

Contact: Michael Milstein
michael.milstein@noaa.gov
503-231-6268
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
2015 International Balzan Prizes awarded to 3 Americans
The 2015 Balzan Prizewinners were disclosed Monday.
International Balzan Prize Foundation

Contact: Susannah Gold
susannah@goldcommunications.net
917-207-5375
Gold Communications

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
New England Wild Flower Society and partners get funds for East Coast habitat restoration
New England Wild Flower Society and two partner organizations have begun a $2.3 million project to collect seeds of native plants for restoration of coastal habitats from Maine to Virginia that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The two-year project is the first large-scale, coordinated seed banking effort in the eastern United States, and is part of $360 million in federal Hurricane Sandy mitigation funding from the Department of the Interior.
US Department of the Interior

Contact: Carol McGarry
cmcgarry@newenglandwild.org
508-653-4711
New England Wild Flower Society

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Molting elephant seals add mercury to coastal seawater
As fish-eating predators at the top of the marine food chain, elephant seals accumulate high concentrations of mercury in their bodies. A new study by scientists at UC Santa Cruz shows that elephant seals shed significant amounts of mercury during molting, resulting in elevated concentrations of the toxic metal in coastal waters near the elephant seal rookery at Año Nuevo State Reserve.
Stevenson College (UC Santa Cruz), Dr. Earl H. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust of Pebble Beach, Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
UTIA professors help launch new online wildlife disease reporting system
Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture were instrumental in creating a new online portal for scientists studying a disease that is threatening the global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. The new portal is called the Global Ranavirus Reporting System. Ranaviruses are emerging pathogens capable of causing systemic hemorrhaging in amphibians, reptiles and fish that has been characterized as the 'Ebola of ectothermic vertebrate species.'

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu
615-835-4570
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
Typhoon Kilo's eye gets a NASA style close-up
NASA's Aqua satellite got a close-up of Typhoon Kilo's eye as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Fred fading, new storm developing
The Eastern Atlantic Ocean continues to generate storms, and as satellites are watch Tropical Storm Fred fade over the next couple of days, a new area of low pressure has moved off the coast of western Africa.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
GPM sees weakening Tropical Storm Ignacio headed toward Canada
Hurricane Ignacio continues weakening as it moves over the colder waters of the Pacific Ocean far to the north of Hawaiian Islands. The Global Precipitation Measurement of GPM mission core satellite flew over Ignacio and analyzed the weaker storm's precipitation.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP sees a weaker Hurricane Jimena
Hurricane Jimena is on a downward spiral and is expected to continue weakening. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Hurricane Jimena and saw the strongest thunderstorms were on its southern and northeastern sides. Jimena is expected to bring rough surf to the Hawaiian Islands over the weekend of Sept. 5 and 6.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Kevin stream high clouds over Baja California
Tropical Storm Kevin's center was several hundred miles south-southwest of Baja California when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and saw some associated high clouds streaming over the peninsula.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA shows upper-level westerly winds affecting Tropical Storm Fred
Upper-level westerly winds have been affecting Tropical Storm Fred in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean and continue to do so today, September 3. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed the highest thunderstorms pushed southeast of the storm's center.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Typhoon Kilo headed west
Typhoon Kilo is the westernmost tropical cyclone of a four storms in the Pacific Ocean basin on September 4. From west to east they include Typhoon Kilo, Hurricane Ignacio, Hurricane Jimena and Tropical Storm Kevin.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Ignacio in a trio across the Pacific
The tropical trio of tropical cyclones continued on September 3 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Pacific Ocean. Images taken from several overpasses were put together to create a panorama of the Pacific that included Typhoon Kilo, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's GPM sees Hurricane Jimena's eroding eyewall
Hurricane Jimena, a once powerful Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds estimated at 140 mph by the National Hurricane Center, has continued to weaken well east of Hawaii. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall rates and saw the eyewall was eroding.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Geological Society of America Bulletin
California rising
Spatially corrected sea-level records for the Pacific coast indicate that uplift rates are overestimated by 40 percent.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Geology
Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientists
Stanford study suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought.

Contact: Miles Traer
mtraer@stanford.edu
650-497-9541
Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NASA's RapidScat sees winds increase in Tropical Storm Kevin
NASA's RapidScat instrument observed tropical storm-force winds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression 14E or TD14E that helped forecasters see it was strengthening.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
PLOS ONE
Historical data hold secrets of 1 of UK's favorite fish
UK fisheries survey logbooks from the 1930s to 1950s have been digitized for the first time, revealing how cod responded to changing temperatures in the last century.

Contact: Press Office
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
01-392-722-062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Potential of disk-shaped small structures, coccoliths
Researchers at Hiroshima University and the University of Tsukuba showed that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Elucidation of the physiological significance of coccolith formation in E. huxleyi can help promote efficient bio-energy production using microalgae.
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), CREST/PRESTO, "Creation of Basic Technology for improved Bioenergy Production through Functional Analysis and Regulation of Algae and Other Aquatic Microorganisms."

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
New robot has crown-of-thorns starfish in its sights
QUT roboticists have developed the world's first robot designed to seek out and control the Great Barrier Reef's crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), which are responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of the reef's total decline in coral cover.

Contact: Kate Haggman
kate.haggman@qut.edu.au
61-731-380-358
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Science
U of G ecologists wondering where the lions -- and other top predators -- are
Researchers found that relative amounts of predator and prey biomass in diverse ecosystems around the globe are 'remarkably well-predicted by a simple mathematical function called a power scaling law,' said a U of Guelph professor. The researchers looked at biomass and production measurements in grasslands, forests, lakes and oceans. The resulting 'power law' shows there are always fewer top predators than expected in resource-rich ecosystems than in resource-poor ecosystems.

Contact: John Fryxell
jfryxell@uoguelph.ca
University of Guelph

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